Training News for Leinster Region Important information re RDS Qualification in 2017

12 Sep Training News for Leinster Region Important information re RDS Qualification in 2017

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Leinster Training News – Autumn 2016


Leinster Training

Leinster Regional training is open to ALL MEMBERS.

The Mackey Five Bar training scheme is included in all the training organised by the Leinster Region


Qualification for the RDS 2017

Please note we have been advised by the RDS, to be eligible to compete in the 2017 qualifiers on 138 /148 ponies, children on horses or young riders classes, riders will have to have completed and pass Mackey Bar Two.

128 pony riders must have Mackey Bar One to compete in RDS qualifiers


Extra training

To accommodate pony or young riders who attend boarding school or are in an exam year, arrangements can be made for Mackey Five Bar training during Halloween or Christmas holidays. Please contact Rose Mary on 087 0444068 in order that arrangements can be made.


Regional Training dates

Westmeath     Mullingar

Mary Ellen Rice                         10th, 17th & 24th October

Ian Fearon                                   18th & 25th October

Mary Ellen Rice                           7th, 14th 21st & 29th November

Ian Fearon                                   8th, 15th & 22nd November

Kildare     JAG Equestrian

Gerry Flynn                                 14th, 21st & 28th October

Gerry Flynn                                  4th, 18th & 25th November


Wexford                                       Wexford Equestrian

Orla 087 6613088  

Ian Fearon                                   12th, 19th & 26th October

Ian Fearon                                  11th, 27th & 24th November


Kilkenny                                  Castle Kelly Growan  

Roddy 087 6995436

Roddy Dean                                 6th, 13th 20th & 27th October


To book all the about training please phone Rose Mary Rice 086 0444068


First Aid Course

QQI/Fetac Level Five first aid course in Mullingar Equestrian Centre.

On Monday’s 3rd, 10th and 17th October.

This course includes the use of defilation equipment and fully complies with H.S.I. and work place Health and Safety requirements.

Course costs €190. Ten Places available

To book please phone Rose on 086 0444068



Mackey Bars Two and Three Assessment Day

Mackey Bar Two and Three assessment will take place in Knightsfield Equestrian on Saturday the 22nd of October 2016.

If you have recently been signed off by your coach for Mackey Bars Two or Three and are currently awaiting an assessment please contact me as soon as possible with your details in order that you are included in this assessment day.

Please note that since January 2015 the new larger Mackey Five bar book is the one that will be used for these assessments. If you not have one of these books they are available for the SJI office or by contacting Rose Mary Rice your Regional Training Rep.

For full information please ring Rose Mary Rice on 086 0444068